Alumni

SGA alumni invited to 100th anniversary celebration

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 — Pittsburg State's Office of Alumni & Consituent Relations is inviting alumni of the Student Government Association back to campus as part of Homecoming festivities for a reunion and celebration of the ...

Kelly departing PSU for the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith

Monday, July 01, 2019 — Chris Kelly, associate athletic director for strategic partnerships at Pittsburg State University, has accepted the position of director of marketing and communications at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. Founded in 1928 as Fort ...

PSU’s Summer Music Fest planned for June 

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 — Started by Raul Munguia in 2013 as an outreach of the Pittsburg State University Music Department, the 7th Annual Pittsburg Summer Music Fest will bring the community alive with eight diverse ...

Scott named new chair for MIAA CEO Council 

Thursday, May 23, 2019 — PSU President Steve Scott has been elected as the new chair for the CEO Council of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA). His two-year term starts June 10, 2019.   He will succeed ...

University mourns passing of former vice president 

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 — Faculty, staff, and alumni are mourning the loss of retired PSU Vice President and Professor Emeritus Robert Ratzlaff, 78, who died on May 19, 2019, at his residence in Pittsburg.  Ratzlaff ...

University announces leadership change in College of Technology, KPRC 

Friday, May 17, 2019 — Pittsburg State University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Lynette Olson announced today a leadership change in the College of Technology. Robert Frisbee, associate dean of the COT, has been named interim dean.  He ...

Grads give back to Automotive Tech program in big way 

Thursday, May 09, 2019 — Contact: John Thompson, chair, Department of Automotive Technology, 620-235-6515   Cutline: PSU President Steve Scott, Automotive Chair John Thompson, CNH leader Kelly Burgess, Professor Tim Dell, CNH leader Ted Polzer, and CNH ...

College of Education presents awards, medallions 

Wednesday, May 08, 2019 — A first-grade teacher from a small rural school district who struggled with reading as a child, and a physical education teacher from a middle school in a district of 11,227 students who is passing his love of basketball on to youth, were honored ...

Pittsburg Divas pay it forward with student scholarship award

Friday, May 03, 2019 — A group of seven KC residents who bill themselves as the Pittsburg Divas were students here 50 years ago, but they haven't forgotten their alma mater.   Each year for the past three ...

Reed and Xiao named 2019 Outstanding Seniors

Friday, May 03, 2019 — Long Xiao came from a cosmopolitan city of millions in another hemisphere, and Gretchen Reed comes from a Kansas town just a few hours away from Pittsburg.  But both share a common distinction: they were chosen ...

Non-traditional student returns to finish two degrees at the same time

Wednesday, May 01, 2019 — High school students who had PSU Music Education major Chris Goddard as a student teacher this semester were not surprised at all to see him performing from the roof of a downtown Pittsburg business Friday night ...

PSU celebrates completion of rehearsal hall at the Bicknell Center 

Thursday, April 25, 2019 — Now, students in the PSU Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, University Choirs, and the SEK Symphony Orchestra will sound just as good rehearsing as they do performing on ...

Hundreds turn out for School of Construction's biggest "show and tell" yet

Thursday, April 18, 2019 — At what could be considered an enormous show-and-tell of the construction industry, hundreds of high school, community college, and university students were busy viewing demonstrations, trying out equipment, and networking for future ...

Kaylah Ailes named Student Employee of the Year 

Tuesday, April 09, 2019 — The rapport student employees have with their supervisors was on full display Monday at the Student Employee of the Year ceremony.  Susan Downing, administrative specialist in the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation, ...

Wieringa chosen as Meritorious Achievement Award winner

Monday, April 08, 2019 — Vice Admiral (Ret.) Jeff Wieringa, who as a child wanted to fly jets, went on to work as both an award-winning pilot in the U.S. Navy and at Boeing as a Chief Engineer and Vice President. He credits his success to ...

Hart chosen as Meritorious Achievement Award winner

Monday, April 08, 2019 — Col. (Ret.) Dr. Kenneth Hart, a native of Columbus, Kansas, got to use a telescope on campus as a visiting 8th grader, just as the nation’s space program was getting underway. His career ...

DeMoss chosen as Meritorious Achievement Award winner

Monday, April 08, 2019 — Dave DeMoss, a native of Emporia, Kansas, was the first in his family to attend college.   Inspired by a teacher in high school and one at PSU, he went on to become one of the founders of the Southeast Kansas ...

Three chosen for Meritorious Achievement Award

Friday, March 29, 2019 —   Pittsburg State University has chosen Dave DeMoss, Col. (Ret.) Dr. Kenneth Hart, and Vice Adm. (Ret.) Jeff Wieringa to receive the 2019 Meritorious Achievement Award, the university’s highest honor.  DeMoss, a 1970, ...

PSU represented in prestigious photo competition 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 —  Pittsburg State student Audrey Dainty, a junior from Frontenac, Kansas, is still pinching herself.  From a field of 601 images submitted by 103 photographers across the nation ...

Alheli Britez selected as Good Apple winner 

Thursday, March 07, 2019 — Alheli Aranda Britez, one of two Good Apple winners this year, has been a Pittsburg State alumnus less than five years, but already has achieved success in her career.  Alheli, who is from Paraguay, was chosen ...

Kyle Lang selected as Good Apple winner 

Thursday, March 07, 2019 — Kyle Lang, one of two Good Apple winners this year, has been a Pittsburg State alumnus less than five years, but his impact and reach already have been felt across Kansas.  A product of Gardener-Edgerton High School who graduated in 2014 ...

University observes Apple Day with awards, traditions 

Monday, March 04, 2019 — Pittsburg State University faculty, staff, and students observed an annual tradition Monday that dates to the founding of the school: Apple Day.  In addition to the customary handing ...

Jock’s Nitch chosen for award 

Thursday, February 28, 2019 —   Minnesota native Phil Minton came to Pittsburg State in 1979 on a track and field scholarship, and his brother, John, followed not long after.   They would go on to build a successful business in Pittsburg that became ...

Apple Day: PSU’s longest continuous tradition set for Monday

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 — Pittsburg State University’s oldest continuous tradition will be held on Monday. Held each year since 1907, Apple Day will include an apple dessert contest, a ceremony and recognition of award recipients, scholarship giveaways, and the ...

Joe Hart chosen for Distinguished Service Award

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 —   Longtime PSU supporter and community volunteer Joe Hart has been chosen as this year’s winner of the Ralf J. Thomas Distinguished Service Award, to be presented on Apple Day on Monday, March 4.   Hart will ...

Alumni Relations to present travel show

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 — Early registration deadlines are approaching for a unique event being hosted by Alumni & Constituent Relations at Pittsburg State on Feb. 17.  In partnership with Please Go Away Vacations, the office is hosting a ...

Senior project earns national recognition

Thursday, January 24, 2019 —   For students in the School of Construction, senior projects come with a bit of pressure: they’ll be seen (and used) by people throughout Pittsburg and beyond.  In any given year, that’s a win-win for many ...

Membership now available to Block22's Foundry

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 — With The Foundry at Block22 nearing completion, the community can now take advantage of its various services and amenities through a special membership program. Various levels of membership to The Foundry are now available to purchase, and each ...

Local business hosts unique fundraiser for Nature Reach 

Thursday, December 13, 2018 —     A local business and Block22 are collaborating to help a longtime program at Pittsburg State to raise funds.  From Monday, Dec. 17, through Saturday, Dec. 22, Sweet Designs Cakery, 311 N. Broadway, will ...

Derek Holmes chosen for Distinguished Administrator Award

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 —   Pittsburg State University’s College of Education has chosen Derek Holmes, principal at Concordia Elementary School in Concordia, Kansas, for the Distinguished Service Administrator award.   He ...

Marcia Base chosen for Distinguished Service Teacher Award 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 —   Pittsburg State University’s College of Education has chosen Marcia Base, special education teacher at Andover Middle School in Andover, Kansas, for the Distinguished Service Teacher award.  She received her ...

Campus, community mourn loss of Overman

Monday, December 10, 2018 —   The eternal cheerleader has died, and the campus and community are in mourning.  Jack H. Overman died on Saturday, Dec. 8, at age 100, having celebrated his centennial birthday on Aug. 23 on campus in the student ...

College of Education picks award recipients

Wednesday, December 05, 2018 —    The College of Education has chosen the Distinguished Service Administrator and the Distinguished Service Teacher award recipients for Fall 2018, to be awarded during the College of Education Recognition Ceremony next ...

Pittsburg State announces nearly $2M improvement to Gene Bicknell Sports Complex

Friday, November 30, 2018 —   Pittsburg State University today announced the start of a nearly $2 million construction project that will add state-of-the art softball and baseball facilities to its Gene Bicknell Sports Complex. The $1.8 million project, funded ...

100-year-old alumnus honored on Veterans Day

Monday, November 12, 2018 — One of Pittsburg State's oldest graduates and Meritorious Service Award winner, 100-year-old Lt. Richard Schiefelbusch, was honored as the Grand Marshal of the Lawrence Veterans Day Parade on ...

Electrical students learn field work during volunteer project at Ronald McDonald House

Thursday, November 08, 2018 — As 23 Pittsburg State University students wearing toolbelts and hardhats used the glow of their cellphones to work in darkened hallways this week, two things were happening.  The students, who came to ...

Student wins national broadcasting award

Wednesday, November 07, 2018 — Broadcasting alumna Stephanie Powers has won the first national award earned by a PSU student in radio.   Each year, students pursuing an education in broadcasting at PSU compete at the state level through the Kansas ...

PSU observes International Education Week with activities 

Wednesday, November 07, 2018 —   International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, is a coast-to-coast celebration of the benefits of international education and exchange ...

Business dean inducted into Hall of Fame

Thursday, November 01, 2018 —   Dr. Paul Grimes, dean of the Kelce College of Business, has been inducted into the Mississippi Council on Economic Education Hall of Fame. Grimes is Emeritus Professor of Economics at Mississippi State University, where he served 25 ...

Five achieve rank of "University Professor"

Friday, October 26, 2018 — Five veteran faculty members have achieved the rank of “University Professor” at Pittsburg State University and were recognized in a ceremony this week attended by colleagues, friends, family, and ...

Outstanding Alumni: Steve Sikorski, College of Technology

Friday, October 19, 2018 — Having grown up on the south side of Chicago, Steve Sikorski knew very little about Pittsburg State University when he arrived here to pursue a degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology. “It was a big culture shock, coming ...

Outstanding Alumni: Maggie Fleming, College of Arts & Sciences

Friday, October 19, 2018 — Maggie Fleming was a three-season athlete from childhood until her last university track meet. But after earning her bachelor’s degree from Pittsburg State in May 2001, she hung up her cleats and began traveling the world in search of ...

Outstanding Alumni: Marcella Phelps, Kelce College of Business

Friday, October 19, 2018 — Marcella Phelps, who grew up in the only house on a square-mile section in tiny Beverly, Kansas (population 154), wound up with a career that included undercover work infiltrating fugitive networks, conducting counterintelligence interrogations, ...

PSU to honor three as Outstanding Alumni

Friday, October 12, 2018 — Pittsburg State will honor three alumni with the 2018 Dr. Kenneth K. Bateman Outstanding Alumni Award during Homecoming activities and a public reception.This year’s recipients are: Chicago native Steve Sikorski, president of a ...

Longtime conservation expert volunteers for new position at PSU 

Tuesday, October 09, 2018 — Jim Triplett has dedicated some 30 years to just about every conservation-related activity he could find.   Although he officially retired from Pittsburg State’s Department of Biology in 2014, he stayed on as ...

Companies say quality of graduates keeps them recruiting at PSU

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 — Paul Porter and Bill Newbanks found exactly what they were looking for on Tuesday at the Kansas Technology Center. Or rather, they found who they were looking for.  “PSU students are who we ...

Dellasega family chosen as Honorary Family

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 —   When senior AJ Dellasega nominated his family for a coveted award given each year as part of Pittsburg State University Family Day, he did so with his grandfather in mind.  The PSU Honorary Family award dates ...

University increases focus on marketing

Sunday, September 16, 2018 — As a key part of a strategic commitment to marketing and brand development, Pittsburg State University President Steve Scott has announced the appointment of the university’s first Chief Marketing and Communications Officer ...

More than 200 companies coming to Pittsburg

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 — One of the largest recruiting events in the area is planned for next week, with more than 200 companies scheduled to arrive in Pittsburg with an eye toward finding students to fill positions across the U.S.  Called “Company ...

GIT grad scores logo design with NFL

Monday, September 10, 2018 —   Crista Cunningham has a secret: she didn’t grow up a huge football fan. Now, though, she is rooting for the Cincinnati Bengals, and with good reason: her ...

Seven small businesses moving to Block22

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 — Innovation and collaboration are at heart of Block22, and the small businesses that will office in Block22 this fall represent that entrepreneurial spirit.   Seven local businesses will be located in Block22. ...

PSU, community gear up for Paint the Town Red

Friday, August 24, 2018 —   In a few days, the amount of crimson and gold in Pittsburg will reach a new level as the campus and community gear up for the week-long Paint the Town Red, an annual tradition that continues to evoke feelings of school spirit from one ...

Kelce College of Business reorganizes structure

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 — This academic year looks a little different for faculty, staff, and students of Kelce College of Business: the administrative structure of the college has been reorganized to do away with the traditional departmentalized ...

PSU to host 100th birthday celebration

Sunday, August 12, 2018 — It’s not often a community gets to celebrate the 100th birthday of one of its most colorful and beloved citizens. It’s also not often that the celebration occurs in a building named for that citizen.   On ...

PSU Mars rover makes a landing at Cosmosphere

Wednesday, August 08, 2018 — Any of the 110,000 visitors to the Cosmosphere International Science Education & Space Museum might be captivated by the Apollo 13 command module, the Odyssey, on display there.  Perhaps they’ll marvel over the Apollo 11 ...

Student curates special exhibit at Bicknell Center

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 —   While audiences who attend events and performances at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts are focused on the entertainment, students who are working behind the scenes are focused on something very different: preparing for their ...

Highway 69 expansion to boost PSU

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 — A long-sought after milestone in the progress of the U.S. Highway 69 Corridor project was announced by Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer Wednesday at Pittsburg State University to a packed room of city, county, and state elected officials, Southeast Kansas ...

Faculty, students mourn longtime band director

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 — Gary Corcoran, a former longtime director of bands at Pittsburg State, died Friday, July 6, 2018, in New Hampton, New Hampshire, where he was a resident. He was 74.  So beloved was he by former colleagues and students that a GoFundMe ...

Bicknell Center reveals 2018-19 season

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 — The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts at Pittsburg State University revealed its 2018-2019 season today with a lineup that includes two beloved Broadway musicals, a Johnny Cash Tribute, an extreme juggler, a comedy written especially for ...

Governor chooses former professor as Poet Laureate

Thursday, July 05, 2018 — Jo McDougall, a former associate professor of English at Pittsburg State, has been named by Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchison as the state's Poet Laureate. McDougall, who taught at PSU for more than a ...

Nature Reach provides teachers unique training

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 — Bridgett Walker was learning how to be a better teacher in an unlikely way on Tuesday: dressed for the outdoors and with hair up in a ponytail, she was hurrying from hula hoop to hula hoop on a large grassy ...

Hite named director of University Police 

Thursday, June 14, 2018 — When Stu Hite was a freshman at Pittsburg State, he became a dispatcher for University Police and soon caught the bug to go into law enforcement.  "I learned to work the radio, the police codes, interacted with officers," he ...

Spitz returns to campus to advocate for students 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 — When Stephanie Spitz was a student at Pittsburg State, she was active in peer health education as a member of Students for Violence Prevention and Gorillas in Your Midst.  That, combined with taking classes an influential ...

Grad to be featured on History Channel

Monday, June 11, 2018 — Pittsburg State graduates have been featured on "House Hunters" on two occasions. Now, another Pittsburg State grad, Alan Kirby (BGS 2001), will be featured on a reality TV show.  Kirby will appear on Season 5, Episode ...

Pitt State graduate seeks crown 

Wednesday, June 06, 2018 — Three-time Pittsburg State graduate Samantha Reinecke has a shot at being crowned Mrs. United States next month, but for her, it's not about the crown.  Reinecke, who was crowned Mrs. Kansas in 2010 and 2015 and was ...

Summer brings sound of music  

Friday, June 01, 2018 — The Pittsburg State University campus will be alive with the sound of music this summer as it plays host to the Chamber Music Festival in June and the Piano Festival in July, as well as a hand bell festival and a summer youth ...

Memorial Day ceremony planned for Monday 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 — U.S. Army Captain Kristina Willis, a 2014 Pittsburg State University graduate whose specialty is military intelligence, will be the keynote speaker at the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the PSU Veterans Memorial, 1909 S. Rouse.  The ...

Two brothers bring Baja full circle

Thursday, May 17, 2018 —   The Kansas SAE Baja Competition follows roughly the same schedule each year: teams arrive, prepare their cars, present to judges, and compete in endurance and technical events in front of cheering spectators.  But this year's ...

Baja provides unparalleled opportunity for students

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 — Trent Lindbloom can't guarantee how the Pittsburg State University Baja team will place in this week's Kansas SAE Baja — the fourth to be held at PSU since 2011 — but there is one thing of which he is ...

Mathematics student earns prestigious scholarship

Monday, May 14, 2018 — Pittsburg State mathematics graduate student Georgette Searan of Girard, Kansas, has been selected to receive a prestigious and highly competitive Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) ...

From the Midwest to the Middle East

Thursday, May 10, 2018 — When Courtney Blankenship was around nine years old, she discovered she had a passion for learning about Egypt and North Africa.   Following graduation this weekend from Pittsburg State University, that childhood passion will ...

Finding fulfillment with a second degree

Wednesday, May 09, 2018 — In her youth, Leslie Harris never imagined becoming a teacher.    "I really wasn't a 'kid person' until I had kids later on in life," she said.   This week, 37-year-old Harris will graduate with a ...

3D printer donation means hands-on learning

Monday, May 07, 2018 — A new resource donated by a business in Joplin, Missouri, to Pittsburg State's Department of Communication will enable students to apply the skills they are learning in hands-on ways. The possibilities are endless, faculty say.  A ...

Teachers receive awards from College of Education

Monday, May 07, 2018 — Each spring, the College of Education recognizes one outstanding elementary and secondary teacher who have distinguished themselves within their first seven years of service and exhibit the potential to make significant contributions to ...

Grad working at Smithsonian on papers of former professor

Sunday, April 29, 2018 — Getting hired as an intern by the Smithsonian Archives of American Art was a welcome surprise for PSU alumnus Ross Schartel and his former art professor, S. Portico Bowman.  "To my knowledge, Ross is Pitt State's first ...

Banquet, scholarship a lasting tribute to GIT student

Monday, April 23, 2018 — When Brittney Feuerborn set out to start the Crimson Creative Awards in 2016 as a senior in Graphics & Imaging Technologies, her goal was to celebrate the most creative minds at Pittsburg State.  This year, on ...

Pittsburg State announces 2018 Meritorious Achievement Award recipients 

Friday, April 13, 2018 — Pittsburg State University announced today that Terry Clark, Ivan Crossland Jr., John Roderique, and Laurel Brouse Rosenthal have been selected to receive the 2018 Meritorious Achievement Award, the university's highest honor. The Pittsburg State ...

Alumni, faculty among selected noted poets 

Friday, April 06, 2018 — Pittsburg State alumni whose work has been published alongside that of the Kansas Poet Laureate will return to campus on Thursday for a reading and workshop. They'll be joined by faculty and others from the PSU community whose work also was ...

Community welcomes PSU grad home from military deployment

Thursday, March 22, 2018 — “I said to Michelle, ‘there’s not going to be, like, a lot of people waiting is there?’,” Josh said. “She said, ‘Well, my Mom might be there and maybe a ...

Pittsburg State mourns death of longtime supporter, alumnus

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 — Pittsburg State University is mourning the death of Alan Whetzel, a longtime supporter and alumnus who died March 18, 2018. He was 81. Whetzel was an active supporter of his alma mater and, together with his wife Roberta, instrumental in helping ...

PSU saddened by death of retired chemistry professor

Monday, January 22, 2018 — PSU lost another longtime faculty member with the passing of Robert Roy Pavlis, who died Nov. 30, 2017, unexpectedly in Pelham, Alabama. Pavlis, a resident of Girard, Kansas, was 76.  "Dr. Pavlis was an academic in the ...

More than 500 earn degrees at Fall Commencement

Monday, December 18, 2017 — President Steve Scott also achieved a personal milestone: the 8 p.m. ceremony was his 50th Commencement over which to officiate.   In addressing the ...

Alumni team up to support veterans, caregivers in remembrance of a fellow grad

Tuesday, December 05, 2017 — “Happens every time,” Duncan said. “It doesn’t matter how much time has passed since my time as a student and cheerleader at Pittsburg State, being back on campus brings it all back. It’s such a ...

PSU receives major gift to provide student scholarships

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 — Robert Lee Mays, a native of Burgess, Missouri, had established the Glenda Sanderson-Mays English Scholarship at PSU in memory of his wife just after her death in April 2013. At that ...

Fan Bus headed to Gorilla bowl game in Texarkana

Friday, November 17, 2017 — “Our alumni and fans are excited to watch the Gorillas play again this year,” said Jon Bartlow, director of Alumni and Constituent Relations. “Once the bowl invitation became official Wednesday, we began ...

Teacher inspires her former fifth grader to pursue teaching

Friday, November 17, 2017 — When Daniel Golden was a fith grader at Central Elementary in Baxter Springs, his teacher, Angela Abbot, wrote him a letter, in cursive, praising how much he had progressed as a student and his kind and cooperative nature. "If you ever need ...

Alumnus to be inducted into ROTC Hall of Fame

Friday, November 10, 2017 — “The Gorilla Battalion has an outstanding reputation for developing some of our nation’s best officers,” said Lt. Col. Kenneth Hutchison, PSU professor of Military Science. “A select few are chosen for the ...

Kelce College of Business earns high marks

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 — The faculty and staff in Pittsburg State’s Kelce College of Business have earned two prestigious rankings this spring:  No. 2 for the Most Affordable Online MBA program by College Consensus. One of the Top 10 Best Business ...

Grads bring high school classes back to complete circle

Thursday, October 19, 2017 — Liesl Barcus, a 2012 graduate of Carl Junction High School, last year found herslef back at CJ when school began in August -- this time as a teacher. "I came back to teach at my old high school. I went the full circle," said Barcus, who ...

Clements: "I built a strong foundation here"

Monday, October 16, 2017 — In August, she was participating in a committee meeting on the United Nations / International Atomic Energy Agency campus in Vienna, Austria, when she received word that she had been selected as one of three ...

Oakley: Pittsburg State was "transformative"

Monday, October 16, 2017 — "Pitt State was transformative for me. I wasn’t the world’s best high school student, I hadn’t found myself yet," he said. "I was able to discover myself here, find my passion ...

PSU honors Outstanding Alumni for 2017 

Monday, October 09, 2017 — Pittsburg State University will honor three alumni with the 2017 Dr. Kenneth K. Bateman Outstanding Alumni Award during Homecoming activities on Oct. 13-14. This year's recipients are: Jessican Freeman Clements, a medical physicist in California; ...

PSU grad, physician honored for excellence

Tuesday, October 03, 2017 — Mark Brown, a Freeman Health System emergency physician, was named the Emergency Medicine Residency Teaching Physician of the Year at the Freeman Health System Medical Resident Graduation. Brown received his bachelor of science in ...

Trip to see gorilla inspires donation to PSU

Saturday, September 30, 2017 — A trip to see a baby gorilla that fans of Pittsburg State helped name Gus inspired a painting now displayed on the PSU campus. Dan Spangler, a 1977 graduate, visited the Ft. Worth Zoo during a Gorilla Gathering ...

PSU grad among nation's top construction professionals

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 — This year, for the first time, ENR took its rankings to the national level to compile its list of the top 20 young construction professionals in the nation.  And there’s that PSU grad again.  Hoffine, a Wichita native, ...

Alumni recruit fellow Gorillas at yearly event

Thursday, September 21, 2017 — On Tuesday morning, Dustin Doherty knew exactly how students coming to the College of Technology's Company Day were feeling: a bit nervous and overwhelmed. There were, after all, more than 200 companies filling the Kansas Technology Center for ...

PSU announces the 2017 Honorary Family

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 — “One year, my dad had the PSU cheerleaders do a cheer for my birthday,” she said. “They even gave me my own Pitt State cheer uniform to take home. I’ve had crimson and gold running through my veins since a ...

Alumni Relations announces new assistant director

Friday, September 15, 2017 — Director Jon Bartlow said Driskill will begin her new position on Sept. 18. Driskill was selected following a national search conducted this summer.  "We are very ...

Event allows town, campus to make colorful impression

Friday, September 01, 2017 — From one end of the town to another, red and yellow and a lot of gorillas have been popping up in recent days. It signifies businesses and organizations are gearing up for an annual tradition that's garnered national attention: Paint the Town ...

Pitt State waives graduate school application fee in July

Monday, July 03, 2017 — Prather, who earned her undergraduate degree in 2010, spent six years as a venue director, before enrolling in Pittsburg State University’s graduate school. “It was really the perfect time,” Prather said. ...

Alumni Office connecting generations of Gorillas

Friday, June 30, 2017 — As assistant director of Pittsburg State’s Office of Alumni and Constituent Relations, Meagan Swafford has helped organize hundreds of alumni gatherings. But she holds a special place in her heart for meetings that take place in ...

Reunion takes place in midst of change

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 — As the organizers of the annual College High School reunion planned this year’s event, which takes place June 16-18, they were aware that this may be the last time that the College High alumni will be able to gather in their old ...

PSU alum named ACDelco GM

Friday, May 26, 2017 — Hard work and dedication to his craft has led a Pittsburg State alumnus to the top of his field. Mark Drennan, who graduated from Pitt State in 1988 with a degree in automotive technology, is now the general manager of ACDelco, the General ...

Alumnus honored for teaching

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 — In June, Jim Hogan (BSE ’70, MS ’78) will be inducted into the Kansas Teachers Hall of Fame. Hogan taught high school industrial arts for 35 years, before retiring in 2005. But Hogan isn’t being recognized for the ...

Alumni office launches new web show

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 — “It would be such a thrill to have the time and resources to meet with all of our alumni face-to-face,” said Bartlow, director of PSU’s Office of Alumni and Constituent Relations. “But I think we all ...

Students say 'thank you' during TAG Week

Monday, March 13, 2017 —  Beginning on Monday, March 13, members of the PSU Advancement Ambassadors will affix red ribbons and tags on objects around campus that were funded by private donors. They will also distribute TAG wrist bands ...

PSU honors two for service

Monday, March 06, 2017 — In conjunction with its 2017 Apple Day observance, Pittsburg State honored two alumni with its Dr. Ralf J. Thomas Distinguished Service Awards. This year’s honorees were Al Brown, a senior technical service representative for household, ...

PSU alum proud to lead Block 22 project

Wednesday, February 01, 2017 — Plans to transform four historic buildings in downtown Pittsburg into a unique living, learning community for Pittsburg State students is part of a growing national trend. In addition to student housing, the Block22 project at 4th and Broadway ...

PSU alum leads The Lord's Diner

Monday, January 30, 2017 — When he decided to enroll at Pittsburg State University, Matt O’Malley knew he’d receive a quality education. He knew a degree from the Kelce College of Business would serve him well in his professional career. What he ...

Gorillas in stripes reflect on championship game

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 — For the guys in black and white, the College Football Playoff National Championship is their Super Bowl and the experience of a lifetime. Two Pitt State alumni had that experience on January 9 when Alabama and Clemson met in a championship game ...

Alumni office hosts Dive-In movie Friday

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 — January might not be the best season for a drive-in movie, so Pittsburg State University’s Office of Alumni and Constituent Relations will host a free “Dive-In” movie for families on Friday, Jan. 20, at the indoor ...



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